Certain electrical features work, and car starts up but dies after?

Asked by Jan 11, 2014 at 09:33 PM about the 2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT and the problems I have seem like a bit of a
conundrum! The other day I went to unlock my car with my key remote but it did not
work. I unlocked it manually becasue even from the unlock button on my door, my
power locks don't work...along with my radio. However, my lights, dash board lights,
and power windows work. Then when I go to start my car, it starts up but then dies after
a few seconds.

3 Answers

I'd suspect the main ground cable off the battery...starts with a clamp and ends with a lug...clean the lug with a wirebrush...use a pliers to get it good....wirebrush the frame/fender to assure a solid 300 amps cranking potential~...get a NEW battery~

11,475

Does the security light flash at all. Sounds like the power lock module under the dash.

2 people found this helpful.

What was wrong with it did you fix the problem

Your Answer

Grand Am

Looking for a Used Grand Am in your area?

CarGurus has 723 nationwide Grand Am listings starting at $1,700.

ZIP:

Pontiac Grand Am Experts

  • #1
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    8,040
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,650
  • #3
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    1,640
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix
4 Great Deals out of 1,805 listings starting at $2,008
Used Pontiac Firebird
7 Great Deals out of 674 listings starting at $3,695
Used Ford Mustang
270 Great Deals out of 37,082 listings starting at $2,150
Used Chevrolet Camaro
224 Great Deals out of 28,922 listings starting at $3,900
Used Chevrolet Impala
397 Great Deals out of 25,595 listings starting at $799
Used Chevrolet Malibu
480 Great Deals out of 49,315 listings starting at $2,000
Used Pontiac Bonneville
316 listings starting at $3,395
Used Honda Accord
424 Great Deals out of 101,059 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Corvette
101 Great Deals out of 15,518 listings starting at $3,900
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
3 Great Deals out of 937 listings starting at $3,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.